Lately I've been thinking how lovely life is. Even though finals are looming and I'm stretched to memorize some piano songs- perform- projects- pictures-edit- change diapers- make meals-
laundry- shower............ I am enjoying each day.
lovely thing #1: Setting up for Christmas
I love our tradition of going out the Monday after Thanksgiving for family night and getting a tree & ordering pizza. We used to go to those overpriced-but-cute tree farms but we were sold on Home Depot last year.. and this year that's where we went! However, I had one wish and it was to get a Noble Fir instead of a Douglas Fir. We've always gotten a Douglas- just because they are like half the price. But they weren't very much more and I got the kind I love- and it smells soooooooo strong unlike our trees the last 3 Christmases which didn't smell at all.
Actually "setting" up the tree is Tony and my most dreaded part. Not, the lights and ornaments but putting it in the tree stand. Only took us an hour this year (because I knocked it over. Yessss)
That's Tony's favorite ornament. Little 8 year old me head on a wood angel. Cracks us both up.
And here is Brody's one contribution:
Don't you know? Pretzels are the new popcorn. (I'm still finding some, actually)
And that's enough of that...
lovely thing #2: free bahama bucks snow cone!
I love freeeeee and I love bahama bucks.
lovely thing #3: near death experience.
I exaggerate. In case you haven't noticed or are new around these parts. However, I did almost faint. To my death (see?-exaggeration) But yes...my body crapped out on me. On Tuesday. At the temple. We were with a group of old peeps, all about 80ish years old and they were the ones turning to ME asking ME if I needed to go sit down. Sad day. But funny, sort of.
But it was lovely- I was with my husband in the very room that we were married in! Squeeeee!
lovely thing #4: Finally owning one of my favorite Christmas movies! Elf!
And the best part was I got it for 3 bones at target on black Friday! Now all I have to do is convince Tony to watch it with me. If it were up to me, I'd watch a Christmas movie every night in December until Christmas.. or maybe Valentine's day..
lovely thing #5: People asking me to take their pictures!
I love taking pictures.. and I've been privileged lately to take some for friends and strangers and it's been an absolute ball. Run over to my photo blog to see how things are coming along... there will be more where that came from... and if you want or need any family pictures I'm your girl! (starting next year though) (:
lovely thing #6: a new niece
My sister birthed her first girl after having 2 boys. I still haven't met her.. but I'm very excited for my sister (even though she has all 3 kids b-days and her anniversary all in one month. Yikes.) Congrats Anne!
lovely thing #7: Overly sensitive smoke alarms.
I literally just stuck some chicken strips in the oven and off goes the alarm. Brody happened to be napping at the time but he slept right through it! (Don't understand how.) But it was great that he stayed asleep... because mom's know how imperative that nap break is.
lovely thing #8: Something other than sports.
Brody is obsessed with sports- he watches and cheers right along with Tony. But he also appreciates the finer things in life like music and art. That's my boy... although, don't get me wrong I love sports.
lovely thing #9: Laying off the flat iron.
I was able to produce this:
Lovely thing #10: Lush green grass
For Brody to romp and play! My little soccer playa.. like his mommy. Now if only it would be mowed *couTONYgh*
Have a lovely day everyone. Over and Out.